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Morpheel

@Freelance you purchased their figures, they joined the real world, it was their plan all along.

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Yeah I don’t know either.

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AlohaPizzaJack

@Delibheel But, can’t you speak English?? Considering you type it so well.

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Morpheel

Don't really get many chances to speak it.

I get really nervous and stutter when I need to use it.

Yeah I don’t know either.

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Freelance

@Delibheel Well, you got that right. I spent a fortune on them. Here's a little comic recreation I made:

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Starring Adam Sandler as sans undertale.

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Morpheel

No, adam sandler is everyone.

Also they recorded the lines in Hawaii.

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Yeah I don’t know either.

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Tyranexx

@NEStalgia: Heh, fair enough. In my case, the PS4 has more exclusives that I'd be willing to play. I was put off of X1 in the beginning with the "always online" comments mostly. There was another reason as well, but I don't recall what it was. I still lived with my parents at the time, and their broadband (if you can call it that) was and still is garbage. I'm still surprised that I was ever able to play WoW on that connection. Granted, my 6 MB isn't too much better, but at least it's become more reliable now that they've upgraded the lines. Now only if that company bringing in fiber would hurry up with their construction phase....

On the subject of drops: That's precisely what I'm really getting at: the possible loss of software. It's partially why I'm less eager to tote my modern portable systems (3DS presently) around too much. What I wouldn't give for a proper system where you could re-download your games AND saves...and back then up yourself for extra insurance.

HobbitGamer wrote:

But, can’t you speak English?? Considering you type it so well.

That was my initial reaction as well. From my own experience with foreign languages, however, there are a few differences between learning how to read, write, and speak a language.

I took three years of German in high school. I can still read the language 1/2 to 2/3 of the time and have retained some basic sentence composition (If ya don't use it, ya unfortunately lose it), but following along with a native speaker? Nope.

At least @Delibheel has a head start on me in comparison. I can read a little Spanish from stuff I've picked up over time. But speaking it? Nope.

I still credit learning "Manzana" to Sesame Street.

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ReaderRagfish

I had a much easier time speaking Chinese than reading or writing it.

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Morpheel

Well, Chinese uses a completely different set of characters.

You already have kind of an idea of how A B and C are kinda supposed to sound and work. That makes it a bit easier to grasp different written languages that use them.

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Yeah I don’t know either.

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Tyranexx

In my case it's mostly a speed thing. I often understand enough of both German and Spanish to know it's being spoken, but not nearly enough to follow along most of the time.

Plus I'm also socially awkward IRL, which doesn't help lol.

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Morpheel

Oh yes the awkwardness has a lot to do with it too.

I'm perfectly capable of listening and understanding English in movies and YouTube videos.

But put a real fleshy person in front of me and make them spout words and suddenly I don't hablo inglés.

And oh my God the worst thing is when you try to speak as clearly as you are capable of and the other person goes "what?" (Complete with puppy head tilt).

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Tyranexx

In terms of other languages, I just haven't had enough practice. Unfortunately, most of my language learning occurs with programming presently. I envy those who are fluent in more than one language.

My problem with spoken conversations in general is that I'm not the best reader of visual and vocal cues. I tend to miss some stuff that others find fairly obvious. I find text on a screen way less awkward...and you can proofread it.

I'll still take face interaction over things like phones though. At least face-to-face comes with cues to begin with....

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ReaderRagfish

Delibheel wrote:

Well, Chinese uses a completely different set of characters.

True, but we still had the English version of it to fall back on. Nowadays many few people actually write the characters. Or at least that's what I'm told.

Blitzenexx wrote:

Plus I'm also socially awkward IRL, which doesn't help lol.

Socializing is hard enough in your native language, eh?

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Tyranexx

Another thing that I like, but can also be frustrating: accents. I find them fascinating, but at the same time have trouble understanding certain dialects or ways of speech.

ReaderRagfish wrote:

Blitzenexx wrote:

Plus I'm also socially awkward IRL, which doesn't help lol.

Socializing is hard enough in your native language, eh?

Funnily enough, it is. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but it's difficult for me to just walk up to someone and talk to them out of the blue.

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ReaderRagfish

@Blitzenexx I'm not really shy in real life or in text, but voice chatting never sat well with me even when I know them well.

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Tyranexx

I hate talking on phones, voice chatting, drive up, etc. I always find it awkward and get so nervous, which comes with brain freezing and some stuttering. I often try to rehearse important conversations (mixed results with this approach). I'm not normally a big procrastinator, but I do put off phone calls unless they're very important. Drive up I'll only do if I really am in a hurry.

I'm also one of those people who would rather die than speak in front of a large group.

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ReaderRagfish

I've had to speak in front of large groups somewhat often for various things, and I actually don't mind it too much. Usually I'm pretty good once it's started, but I do get a bit nervous beforehand.

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NEStalgia

@Delibheel you're going to California, its basically North Mexico. Nobody there speaks English. And the people that do speak only like in local dialects other like English speakers like can't like understand. It's like Cantonese. Or French Canadian. Or Welsh English. It's only English if you don't know English .

@ReaderRagfish simplified Chinese, written, is easy. The pronunciation of the tonals is nightmarish. Shi shi shi shi shi shi shi...

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